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Explore Up Close is more than just our name - it's our travel style. It means we like taking the backroads, discovering what's around the next bend, and immersing ourselves in local culture. It means we love exploring places - and meeting people - with stories to tell. 

Come and discover the fun of our signature small group trips! 

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Private Trips

Explore Up Close is about exploration travel - and you've organized your own group! From book clubs to retirement communities, to school and university groups, to small groups of families and friends . . . contact us to discuss the possibilities.

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Featured Trip

South Carolina's Blackwater Rivers, and the Stories They Hold

February 18 - 22, 2020

Discover intriguing Southern stories, secrets, and warm hospitality along Georgetown’s “Five Rivers”

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